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Old House of Tan Ky

101 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An 10000, Vietnam
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Ranked #11 of 32 attractions in Hoi An
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled with antiques, is over two hundred years old.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Located in the heart of Hoi An ancient town, this house is beautifully preserved and worth seeing. Seven generations of the same family have lived here despite the monsoonal flooding. There are marks on the walls of the house which show the levels of flooding. The house is in excellent order, ornately decorated with antiques and has an internal courtyard.... More

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newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

One of the best examples of a two-storey shophouse with various architectural styles Vietnamese,Chinese,Japanese It is wonderfully decorated with carved wood and built around a small courtyard.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

An insight to life in the good old days. Showed the water levels on the walls when flooded. Lived in very harsh conditions. Interpretors very helpful with extra information.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This house is located next to some popular restaurants so worth venturing in to see but it's more a tourist house then a remnant of history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Most of the historic family homes that are open to visitors are an interesting combination of different styles of architecture. The guide will point out a seventh generation member of the family sitting in the corner (selling the admission tickets!) and as you progress around the house there are various selling opportunities of different crafts. Can get very crowded in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A very ornate and authentic old merchant house, giving a good insight in to how the traditional family lived. A family member gave an interesting short talk on the history of the family and home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Found this old house to be the best visited... the old man who lives there ( think he said 5th gen) has plenty to tell you and he allows you totake photo's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We visited this house as part of the tourist office ticket that allows access to five sites in Hoi An. It is an interesting house and we enjoyed our visit there.

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Nice, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were introduced to one of the seven generations of the family who showed us around. They must all be cousins I thought as I noted several girls all dressed the same. She gave a very short introductory talk, tried to sell the embroidered tablecloth with 6 small napkins, ushered us upstairs and pointed out the lattice work door where... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

it is an interesting old house. Helps to understand more of the culture of the place. We were shocked to see the floodmarks on the wall.

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